Mark Gatiss

Book Shambles Christmas Special


With special Christmas episodes of both Sherlock and Doctor Who due on screens this holiday season, who better to join Josie and Robin for the Book Shambles Christmas special than Mark Gatiss?! Expect musings on Sherlock and Doctor Who as well as Dickens, The League of Gentlemen, Dennis Wheatley and a surprisingly in-depth discussion about wigs.


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Reading List

Mark recommends:

Take a Funny Turn by Tom O’Connor

Sing Lofty: Thoughts of a Gemini by Don Estelle

Crying with Laughter by Bob Monkhouse

The Sherlock Holmes work of Arthur Conan Doyle

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The work of Dennis Wheatley

The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley

Nightshade (A Doctor Who Novel) by Mark Gatiss

No Name by Wilkie Collins

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

The Wooden Overcoat by Pamela Branch

Stamboul Train by Graham Greene

Martin’s Close by M.R. James

Robin recommends:

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste by John Waters

Role Models by John Waters

Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl

Tall, Dark and Gruesome by Christopher Lee

The work of David Niven

The memoirs of Peter Cushing

James Whale: A Biography by Mark Gatiss

The Challenge by Kerry Allyne

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Josie recommends:

The work of Nancy Friday

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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